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Old 04-21-2019, 07:02 AM
 
Location: mid state NY
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I believe one of the easiest ways to keep everything limber is through hiking at any age. If you can't do the week long treks into the mountains, anyone can take a day hike of 2-3 miles, take a picnic in your backpack and enjoy the beauty of nature while getting seemingly effortless exercise that is good for the body : )
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Old 04-21-2019, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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^^^Definitely, my favorite form of exercise.

Does anyone else notice that even little things like cuts, abrasions, and bruises are taking forever to heal now? What's up with that? Is there some nutrient I am missing that promotes faster healing of wounds? I am a super klutz and I'm always cutting, burning, scraping myself on something and wearing scabs for what seems like an eternity.
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Old 05-06-2019, 06:15 AM
 
Location: mid state NY
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Great to hear Shadow. Believe it or not, I use duct tape on a minor cut or scratch. There's something in it that heals and closes abrasions quicker. : )
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:14 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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my friend's 86 y.o. dad fell (fainted) in his assisted living apt. After a 3 day stay in the hospital (nothing found), he was so weak he had to go to rehab. Where they did a minimum amount of rehab, and now he is looking at nursing home care. Not even a slow decline, a quick one.



Gee, it's almost like they don't want you to get better. And now another chorus of "What do you expect at YOUR age?"
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Great to hear Shadow. Believe it or not, I use duct tape on a minor cut or scratch. There's something in it that heals and closes abrasions quicker. : )

Are you putting it directly on an abrasion, or putting gauze on the wound first and then then duct tape over it? Do you happen to have any links that might explain this further? I've never heard of this, but if duct tape actually does help heal minor wounds, that would be a great new use for duct tape.
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:33 AM
 
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I have really bad asthma, so walking outside with all the pollen we have in Texas makes it difficult. So I bought a treadmill and a fitbit. I make sure everyday i get 10,000 steps. I feel so much better exercising everyday, There are days I can't do the treadmill on a faster speed , thats ok at least I am moving and I take longer to get those 10,000 steps. When I can I take walks . Exercising and watching my weight are 2 important things to me. Gaining weight makes it harder to move when you can't breathe. I am 62.
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Yeah, walking around the neighborhood is my favorite exercise, too. But the earlier comment about pollen reminds me of what I like most about my gym membership: when the pollen is falling, I can walk around the track in my gym. No pollen there! If it's raining/snowing/windy/too hot or whatever, the climate in the gym is always just fine. In fact, on hot days the gym becomes a nice escape from the hottest hours of the day. Why run up the AC bill when I can go over to the gym and enjoy theirs!
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